This Life II
My uncle had never deserved to be the boss of the Sons of Munster, and for the longest time I thought that pompous jackass was my worst nightmare. Then Gio Avellino sent a crew to Philly to take down the syndicate I’d just become the unofficial boss of. He’d kidnapped my uncle, put the love of my life in harm’s way, and…he’d murdered my mothe...more
This Life II starts a few months after the first book ends. The O'Shea's are in hiding and on the run while they prepare for war. Times are uncertain, but there is a certain bit of optimism as they do what needs to be done and Finnigan prepares to take over the Sons of Munster. Finnegan is driven by tradition, honor, and family.
This starts right where This Life I ended and was full of so much action and adventure. It’s Finnegan O’Sheas story but Emilia O’Shea kind of stole the show. And even though Whistler is hella cocky and controlling I don’t think he minded at all that his wife shines in this story the brightest. That being said I struggled with the first h ...more
Action packed, thrilling and emotional...just wow!
After the rollercoaster of emotions experienced with the first book I wasn’t sure what to expect with This Life II. Nothing could have prepared me for what I have just read.
Emilia, my favourite of Cara’s female characters, couldn’t be anymore badass in this book. I love her. How she deals with everything that is thrown at her is some ...more
Emilia and Finn continued to grow into their character who become stronger and more certain of their role in the Sons of Muster syndicate. Even with all the bumps and huddles brought upon by t ...more
There is pain, and there is love, action, angst and so much more.
I have found few authors who do angst as well and smoothly as Cara does. Because of this there always lays a certain risk in reading her books, especially with the year I’ve had.
I am one of the many who have waited not so patiently for This Life II and let me tell you it was worth the wait.
Now, anyone who read the fan ...more
This Life II
Hold on to your shoes, because Cara is going to blow them away. This installment will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. So be sure to be wearing your big girl/boy panties when diving in to this read.
We go on along as Finnegan and his fellow mobsters go to war with the scum that had his mother killed at the end of book 1.
With Whistler and his princess traveling across the country to across Europe, both separately and together. Also we get to ...more
I love these characters so much. I mean, sure, they're fictional, and mobsters at that, but they are really loveable mobsters.
This book was an action packed emotional rollercoaster(the good kind!), that's all I can really say without giving away anything. So glad I received an ARC, cos I have an e ...more
The character development was amazing and not just for the primary characters but across the board. My heart clenched at places because I was so invested in these characters. Cara Dee succeeded in creating the complex, never perfect and realistic characters I’ve come to expect. I absolutely loved the world-building.
The stor ...more
Emilia is her brilliant, funny, caring self and seeing her evolve from the skittish teenager she was into the worldly woman she becomes by the end of this book is an absolute pleasure. She's the perfect heroine to balance out the swoonworthy Finnegan.
With all this flaws, his pigheadedness being the biggest, Finnegan is just a guy who loves his girl and has an immense amount of pressure ...more
Love it. Love the writing. Love the characters. Love the dialogue. Love everything......now I just have to wait for the next book. And the next. So much worth the w ...more
All of caras books keep me on my toes. And continued to keep me up until I could finish. All of these characters flow so perfectly and even if you want to hate the monsters you can’t help but love them all!
We are able to see the growth of both Emilia and Finn! As they grow we fall more in love with both of them!
If you love action, suspense, romanc ...more
So, I absolutely LOVED book #1, and I've been counting down the days until this one was released. And, while I think it was a great book, the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars was this... SPOILER
There were quite few jumps in this book, like 3 months later, or my least favorite 2 years later. Now I understand that this needs to happen so that the book isn't 10k pages, but I can't be the only person who wanted to read about Finn becoming a dad. ...more
It's been awhile since i have lost myself in a book like this. I thought the first one was good but the way it ended was just wow! At some point i wanted it to just move on but the story came together so damn good!! Wish we would have learned about the others more towards the end though. You got attached to them just as much as Finn and Emilia ...more
I loved this book. It was yet another great story from Cara Dee.
Whistler and Emilia are back with more fast cars, more guns, more steamy romance and even some arguments! If you enjoyed the 1st book you'll absolutely love this one!
I really need book 3 now please! ...more
Love this series and can't wait for the third installment. Still upset about Grace, Pat, and Conn. Not so upset about Sarah though. The use of "legit" all the time really got on my nerves. It just doesn't make any sense to me using it that way. Love you anyway Cara! Miss you!~KRH ...more
I'm often stoically silent or, if the topic interests me, a chronic rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever. Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and constantly present—is secondary for me, because there's so much more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people fall in love and have hot sex. There's a world to build, characters to ...more